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of what happened nobody has any idea what motivated this murder. law enforcement said they're not jumping to conclusions whether his job or his job as second in command of state prisons in missouri before he came to colorado, whether any of those job titles had anything to do with his murder last night. they said they're keeping an open mind as to the possibility that what he does for a living had nothing to do with why he was killed. but in response to the killing, at what is already a heightened time of political tension in the state, colorado officials have responded by increasing security for other top government officials in the state. they have also increased security at the governor's mansion. this is happening in colorado at an already heightened time. the colorado legislature has been debating and passing gun reform legislation and that debate has been unusually contentious. they have pledged on the floor of the senate that they will disobey them. they will disobey the state's new laws. democratic lawmakers have received threats for their support of gun reform. criminal charges h
in that state. he was shot dead in his home hours before the colorado governor signed into law that state's historic new gun legislation. there's new information into the killing of that state's prison chief and those details coming up just ahead. >>> on president obama's trip to israel. today was big speech day, highly anticipated, very warmly received, particularly the part he went off script and surprised everyone. we will have details on that coming up. >>> in washington tonight, the congress packed up and went home. they are taking two weeks off as of tonight. nice work if you can get it, right? before they left, they passed a spending bill that will avoid the threat of a government shutdown next week. not shutting down the whole federal government used to be the kind of thing you could reasonably expect from your congress, the kind of thing they get done as a matter of course. under house speaker john boehner, not shutting down the government has become a notable achievement for this congress. mozzletop on that. a low bar. >>> house republicans also voted today again for the paul ry
of the planned parenthood legislation, it has to be said that this turns into law and not just politics. in the states where republicans are in power, they are doing stuff right now that they have never done before. as long as abortion has been legal in this country and constitutionally protected for the past 40 years. they have never been more radical than they are right now. we have reported before on this show about the radical turn taken in arkansas's legislature where lawmakers just passed an ban that was vetoed, that it was unconstitutional. but the arkansas legislature overrode the veto because they do not care that her definitely going to get sued over it, and that they will lose that lawsuit and they will waste a bunch of money in the process. much as they would like to, republicans cannot just ban abortion, thanks to row versus wade. arkansas does not stand alone because now republicans in north dakota have passed an even more extreme and obviously unconstitutional ban on abortion. theirs doesn't start at 12 weeks. theirs starts at 6 weeks, which is before many women even know
leap ahead of the law. and we're seeing that right now with this is an example. the fact this can happen in winston salem, again, it's the fifth largest city here in north carolina. you know, this is really unprecedented and you know, among methodist churches, you have some others in places like austin and chicago and of course, california, that that have enacted similar moves like this, but not in the deep south. not in north carolina. this is really important what's happening here. >> give me a brief answer. do you think we'll see marriage equality in your lifetime? >> in north carolina? well, you know, i write about manners, so not a great thing to ask someone their edge, but i'm hopeful that it's coming. >> all right. thank you so very much. >> thank you, michael. >> that's the ed show. the rachel maddow show starts now. >>> thanks to you at home for joining us. the great state of florida does not right now have a lieutenant governor. they have a governor, of course. you know, old rick scott. there is a job in florida called lieutenant governor, but there is nobody in that job
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